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What medication can I use for ADHD that is available in stores, w/o a prescription?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: None
There are no effective medications for add available otc, that are more effective or safer than prescription medications.
Why are you concerned? Your doctor needs to explain the dangers of otc treatments for add. Please see chadd.Org or nimh @ http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.Shtml.

In brief: None
There are no effective medications for add available otc, that are more effective or safer than prescription medications.
Why are you concerned? Your doctor needs to explain the dangers of otc treatments for add. Please see chadd.Org or nimh @ http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.Shtml.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: None
There are no over the counter medications with evidence of benefit for adhd.
There are some supplements that reportedly have helped some people but nothing with enough good studies that i could recommend them.

In brief: None
There are no over the counter medications with evidence of benefit for adhd.
There are some supplements that reportedly have helped some people but nothing with enough good studies that i could recommend them.
Dr. Thomas Seck
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
It wouldn't hurt to start him or her on a multivatimin
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Caffeine, carefully
Caffeine, like in coffee, has helped some people -- but the dosage and response are not reliable.
It would be better to get an evaluation with a psychiatrist who treats attention problems regularly. This may be someone who has done an additional fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. This physician could review your specific needs and prescribe more effectively for you.

In brief: Caffeine, carefully
Caffeine, like in coffee, has helped some people -- but the dosage and response are not reliable.
It would be better to get an evaluation with a psychiatrist who treats attention problems regularly. This may be someone who has done an additional fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. This physician could review your specific needs and prescribe more effectively for you.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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